Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. As he does not have PR (not named on her birth certificate), the only way he can get contact is to go to court to firstly get a declaration of parentage, and secondly for a child arrangements order to spend time with the child. He doesn't have to get a declaration of parentage unless he would like to have his name added to the birth certificate.
Until or unless he applies to court, you are the only person with PR and therefore you get to decide who spends time with your child, when and how. So if you believe the contact should take place, then you can go ahead and arrange that, but if you think it shouldn't, then you don't have to arrange anything. You certainly do not have to agree to overnight visits at this stage - it is unlikely that the court would grant that at this stage anyway given he doesn't know the child and hasn't established a relationship with her yet.
It will take at least six months to get an order from court, maybe longer if you remain in dispute about the type of contact he should have.
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